Destry Rides Again
Produced by Islin Auster and Joe Pasternak
Written by Felix Jackson, Gertrude Purcell, and Henry Myers
Acting by James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich,
Brian Donlevy, and Una Merkel
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography by Hal Mohr
Editing by Milton Carruth
Art Direction by Jack Otterson
Set decor by Russell A. Gausman
Costumes by Vera West
Additionally, the consistent focus on the female perspective, the struggle of the various women-archetypes, and their power both individually and as a group demonstrates the realistic sexual aspect of this cinematic gem.
No one on earth could have done a better job than Jimmy Stewart in the title role, nobody but Brian Donlevy could have been as conniving, and nobody but Marlene Dietrich could have been as fiery. It's a stellar cast and an ambitious script brought to life with such vibrancy that one can not help feeling the multitude of emotions that the townspeople were dealing with. And really, how much has changed in our attitudes of what makes a tough and cool individual? It seems that we still tend to mistakenly admire the bad guys, that is, until a genuine good guy like Destry rides again.